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    So Iím planning on getting my first leopard gecko in about a month or so (Iíve only ever kept anoles and ball pythons until now). Iíve had the best success in the past with using reptile carpet as the main substrate, so iíll continue doing that, but Iíve read elsewhere about making a dig box so your gecko can burrow a bit. What would be the best to put into the box? I know sand can be very harmful, but Iíd like to give my gecko the opportunity to dig. Any suggestions?

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    Hi Raymond ~

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    Eco Earth's coco fiber substrate is a good substrate for a small dig box. Coco fiber comes in bricks that you rehydrate with water or it's sold loosely packed.

    Consider slate tile or textured ceramic tile as substrates for your leopard gecko. Tile is much easier to keep clean than reptile carpet. Leos get their teeth and nails caught in reptile carpet. Reptile carpet also harbors bacteria from feces and urine.
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    Thanks! I’ll look into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raym0nd View Post
    Thanks! I’ll look into that.
    You're welcome.

    Keep the thickness of any tile to roughly 3/8 inches. Tile conducts heat well from the heat mat.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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